off grid power systems

Ghostbusters (1984)  {Sentence Starters}

  • “You know, it just occurred to me that we really haven’t had a successful test of this equipment.”
  • “When someone asks you if you’re a god, you say ‘YES’!”
  • “Ah, if there’s a steady paycheck in it, I’ll believe anything you say.”
  • “Are you troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night?”
  • “I’m terrified beyond the capacity for rational thought.”
  • “I read a lot myself. Some people think I’m too intellectual, but I think it’s a fabulous way to spend your spare time.”
  • “Oh, that’s very fascinating to me.”
  • “Right. That’s bad. Okay. All right. Important safety tip.”
  • “I love this plan! I’m excited to be a part of it! LET’S DO IT!”
  • “This city is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions.”
  • “Generally, you don’t see that kind of behavior in a major appliance.”
  • “There’s something very important I forgot to tell you.”
  • “Well, of course I’m telling the truth! Who would make up a story like that?”
  • “I don’t have to take this abuse from you, I’ve got hundreds of people dying to abuse me.”
  • “Have you or your family ever seen a spook, spectre or ghost?”
  • “Wow! Talk about telekinetic activity, look at this mess!”
  • “What are you supposed to be, some kind of a cosmonaut?”
  • “We came, we saw, we kicked its ass!”
  • “Everything was fine with our system until the power grid was shut off by dickless here.”
  • “You don’t know what it’s like out there!”
  • “Well, no sense in worrying about it now.”
  • “All right! This chick is TOAST!”
  • “What a lovely singing voice you must have.”
  • “That’s the bedroom, but nothing ever happened in there.”

You know that tumblr post that’s been going around about raising a kid with 5 of your friends?
Ok but think about this: a conglomerate of tiny houses, completely self-sustaining, somewhere in the city or accessible by public transportation
A baby
More than one goat (goats will cry if they’re alone)
Chickens hangin out
A large garden for growing our food
Plus rooftop gardens too
Hella solar powered
Off grid water systems
Everyone shares chores and food and everything else
Vermicomposting (Listen this shit is so cool)
Also hella hydroponics/aquaponics
I don’t know I think that not only is this a sustainable way to live but it would also reduce so many costs and how do I make this my future???

{Signs of life detected. Approaching in 5.3 kilocycles.}

The readout had been ticking down for a good half a microcycle now. Ram, personally, had never been this far into the Outlands, and the lights of Tron City were all but invisible behind him. His Encom cycle hummed steadily, providing the only noise aside from the occasional pings of incoming data. Hopefully the bike would hold out. It’d been tweaked to handle off-Grid conditions, but this was the farthest off the central power system that he’d ever taken it.

{Signs of life detected. Approaching in 2.7 kilocycles}

There was something in the distance, half-visible though the foggy, jagged landscape. It was big, certainly not a program, and it didn’t appear to be moving.

{Signs of life detected. Approaching in 1.3 kilocycles. Origin unknown. Proceed with caution.}

Well, that was interesting. Ram had made the trek because whoever this was was giving off rather Flynn-like readings, although perhaps they was closer to CLU than the User. It was odd, whatever it was. But now, he could make out a… tank? As the shape grew nearer, Ram pulled up on his light cycle and deactivated it behind a jagged bit of obsidian data. It was probably better to stay hidden until he knew what he was facing.

Peering from around his hiding place, Ram determined that there was nothing outside of the tank. Inside, perhaps? With no other means of getting the program’s attention, the hacker picked up a stray clump of data and threw it, and watched as it clattered against the turret. Then he ducked back down and waited to see what happened.